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2018 Glorious Goodwood day three tips – Friday’s Trixie could return £725 from £20 bet

Can Eminent return to top form at Glorious Goodwood on Friday?

Our expert has taken a closer look at the three big races on day three of Glorious Goodwood and rolled his selections into this potentially lucrative Trixie with BetVictor.

There may be no Group One on the card at Goodwood this Friday, but there are still plenty of excellent races to enjoy. Along with a range of lucrative handicaps, there are three Grouped races to take in, with the King George Sprint the most prestigious contest on the card.

Our expert has taken a look through the betting for all three Grouped races at Goodwood on Friday and rolled his selections into this Trixie with BetVictor.

Glorious Goodwood Day Three Trixie

Obviously, the success of this Trixie hinges on Battaash, but if he wins and either of the other two win, then you’d be looking at a minimum return of around £50. However, is all three were to claim victories at Goodwood, then you’d pocket a fantastic return of £725.63!

1:50pm Bombay Sapphire Glorious Stakes (Group 3) 1m4f

Mirage Dancer ran well in behind Best Solution in a fairly weak renewal of the Racing Club Stakes and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge is the obvious favourite dropping down in class. Red Verdon produced a surprisingly strong display to pass the post second in the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot and could continue his consistent form here at Goodwood.

There are, however, definite question marks next to practically everyone in this Group Three field, leading me to take a chance on EMINENT returning to the form he showed last year as he drops down to Group Three company.

During his three-year-old campaign, Martyn Meade’s charge battled for several prestigious prizes. After storming to victory in the Craven, Eminent ran with credit in the 2000 Guineas, the Derby and the Coral-Eclipse. The son of Frankel then won a Group Two over a mile-and-a-quarter at Chantilly, before placing third behind Decorated Knight and Poet’s Word in the Irish Champion Stakes.

Eminent carried an odds-on price into the Huxley Stakes on his reappearance, but there was something clearly amiss with the favourite at Chester. After sweating and showing signs of distress before the off, it was no surprise to see Meade’s stable star fade out of contention and finish last of five.

An equally terrible performance in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes followed, forcing Meade to drop Eminent back to a mile. The eight furlong trip in the Summer Mile Stakes was clearly too short, but Eminent showed signs of improvement at Ascot, running on well in the closing stages to finish four lengths behind Beat The Bank.

Colm O’Donoghue takes the ride again and he will have been pleased to see his mount drawn kindly in stall two. If Meade has been able to restore Eminent back to the horse we saw in 2017, he could take all the beating.

2:25pm Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3) 1m

Frankie Dettori takes the ride on Regal Royalty for Sir Michael Stoute and the market support is there for the son of Intello. However, he and the rest of the colts in the field will have to give weight to THREADING, who undoubtedly brings the best form into the race.

Mark Johnston’s filly clearly doesn’t enjoy the challenges posed by both tracks at Newmarket, finishing well down the field in the Cheveley Park Stakes, the Nell Gwyn and the Falmouth Stakes last time out. Away from flat racing HQ, however, her form is excellent - winning three of her four starts and finishing second behind Alpha Centauri in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Threading cruises to Listed glory at York back in May.

Threading made her debut at Glorious Goodwood, romping to a superb six length victory in a Fillies' Maiden. After flopping in the Nell Gwyn on her reappearance this season, William Buick guided the daughter of Exceed And Excel to Listed glory on her first crack at a mile, before finishing ahead of Nassau contenders, Veracious and Billesdon Brook at Ascot.

Threading is a Group Two winner, with winning form at a high level over a mile and winning experience on this tricky track. James Doyle is the best jockey in the weighing room at the moment and I find Johnston’s filly very hard to oppose.

3:35pm King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) 5f

While Havana Grey and Sioux Nation appeal at each-way prices, there’s no getting away from the fact that BATTAASH is a Group One sprinter running in a Group Two and he should be too good for this modest field.

Following a great battling victory in the Temple Stakes on his reappearance, Jim Crowley guided Battaash into the Kings’ Stand Stakes as the short-priced favourite. Charlie Hills’ sprinter went got off to a smooth start, but after hitting the front a little earlier than intended, Battaash was picked off by Blue Point in the final furlong and had to settle for second.

Jim Crowley will have been disappointed with the way the race panned out. After failing to find cover, Battaash was somewhat of a sitting duck in the middle of the track. However, Hills can take some positives from the fact that Battaash, often unruly and coltish before the start of his races, seemed quite settle at Ascot and went into the stalls without a hitch.

Battaash has been drawn in the same stall from which he stormed to victory in this race 12 months ago. Fast-starting veteran, Take Cover has been drawn on his immediate inside in stall two and should provide Crowley with some much-needed cover in the early stages of this sprint. 

If Battaash is nice and quiet upon entering the stalls and gets off to a decent start, then he should be able to retain his King George crown reasonably comfortably.

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2018 Glorious Goodwood day three tips – Friday’s Trixie could return £725 from £20 bet

Our expert has taken a closer look at the three big races on day three of Glorious Goodwood and rolled his selections into this potentially lucrative Trixie with BetVictor on Friday 3rd August.

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